10 Years at Camp Timber Lee!! What an amazing blessing and honor!

In the summer of 2006, I spoke at my first summer camp at Camp Timber Lee in East Troy, WI.  Our kids were 6, 4 and 2 and my wife carted them all over camp that summer! It was a blast and I never thought in a million years, I would blink and I would…

I absolutely LOVE when Katie teaches at Thrive! Like she does today!!

Today, one of my favorite people on planet earth is teaching at Thrive... Katie Eisenberger! She is just amazing! Her energy, her spirit, her life story and her passion for Jesus is just contagious. Katie has been around Thrive before Thrive even was Thrive! One day, out of the blue, I got a phone call…

Meet my friend Jess and the famous Slurpee Sunday tradition

I have an amazing friend named Jessica or Jess or as I try to pronounce it with an 'h'... Hessica. I don't know why I do. It's silly and I try to be funny with it. Its not, but she lets me do it. Jess has been at Thrive since our very first Sunday, I…

Today’s message at Thrive is the kind I wish I wasn’t giving on July 4th weekend!

Today is July 3rd! Happy 'Merica! (almost) That means though that a ton of regular Thrivers will be not at Thrive this morning! Now, don't get me wrong, so many are camping and traveling and relaxing and enjoying their families! I think that's Friggin Awesome! I even told our worship pastor, Matt Moore, to stay…

We’re praying for 25 people to Help us Bring home Kai. Would you pray with us?

If you haven't heard yet, the Raitz family is adopting a little boy from China named Kai. You can read more about it here. We're beyond EXCITED and HUMBLED! We pray everyday for the moment we'll be able to bring him home! That's why we're praying for 25 people to each give $100 towards Kai's…